Kash was king at Batavia Monday February 27, 2024

Batavia, NY — The horses lined up for the final time this winter at Batavia Downs on Monday (Feb. 26) and the card featured a $12,000 conditioned pace that was won by Ball Diamond (Keith Kash Jr.), who claimed her second win of the year. Ball Diamond got away in the pocket behind Lanas Desire (Dave McNeight III) who paced to the half in :58.1. … Continue reading Kash was king at Batavia Monday »

Flyhawk El Fuerte wins $20,000 final at Batavia Downs February 23, 2024

Batavia, NY — The finals of the Western New York Trackmaster Series for trotters were held at Batavia Downs on Thursday (Feb. 22) and in the main event, Flyhawk El Fuerte pulled off the upset in the $20,000 TM79 division. P C Foreign Affair (Jim Morrill Jr.) grabbed the lead from post eight and maintained a gapped advantage through quarters of :28.4, :58.4 and 1:28.4 … Continue reading Flyhawk El Fuerte wins $20,000 final at Batavia Downs »

Long Train Runnin wins fifth in Batavia series final February 20, 2024

Batavia, NY — Batavia Downs hosted the $93,000 finals of the Western New York Trackmaster Series on Monday (Feb.19) and in the featured TM79 match-up for $20,000, Long Train Runnin ran his win streak to five to claim the winner’s share of the purse. Proven Desire (John Cummings Jr.) led the field at the quarter, but then watched as stablemate Long Train Runnin (Billy Davis … Continue reading Long Train Runnin wins fifth in Batavia series final »

$93,000 WNYTM Series final Monday at Batavia Downs February 19, 2024

Batavia, NY — The Western New York Trackmaster Series finals and consolation races for pacers will be held at Batavia Downs on Monday afternoon (Feb. 19) and $93,000 in total purses will be in play for the participating horses. The series is broken into three groups: TM 79, TM75 and TM71 and seeding for the finals and consolations were determined by money-earnings from the four … Continue reading $93,000 WNYTM Series final Monday at Batavia Downs »

It was a triple feature at Batavia Downs Thursday February 16, 2024

Batavia, NY — After a lengthy respite, winter returned to western New York as persistent snow and wind kept things challenging for the Thursday afternoon (Feb. 15) card at Batavia Downs. The program featured the three top weekly classes and two big efforts from the meet’s leading drivers. The $14,000 Open Handicap pace for fillies and mares was up first and Imprincessgemma A (Brett Beckwith) … Continue reading It was a triple feature at Batavia Downs Thursday »

Long Train Runnin, Proven Desire win big at Batavia Downs February 13, 2024

Batavia, NY — The fourth and final leg of the Western New York Trasckmaster Series for pacers was held at Batavia Downs on Monday afternoon (Feb. 12) and after the dust had settled, both Long Train Runnin and Proven Desire will enter the Trackmaster 79 division finals unbeaten. In his $9,000 division, Long Train Runnin (Dave McNeight III) led the field off the gate but … Continue reading Long Train Runnin, Proven Desire win big at Batavia Downs »

Convincing winners take co-features at Batavia Downs February 9, 2024

Batavia, NY — The weekly $15,000 top-class events for both gaits were carded on Thursday afternoon (Feb. 8) at Batavia Downs and the winner of both races claimed their first victory of the year in impressive fashion. The Open Handicap trot was won by City Of Hope (Kevin Cummngs) who turned a three-wide move into a 1-¼ length victory. City Of Hope got away fifth … Continue reading Convincing winners take co-features at Batavia Downs »

Long Train Runnin, Kevin Cummings shine at Batavia Downs February 6, 2024

Batavia, NY — The third leg of the Western New York Trackmaster series for pacers was featured at Batavia Downs on Monday afternoon (Feb. 5) and going in, there were three horses still undefeated in that competition. However by the end of the day, only one stayed perfect and that was Long Train Runnin, who won his third straight $9,000 Trackmaster 79 division. Former western … Continue reading Long Train Runnin, Kevin Cummings shine at Batavia Downs »

Primo Uomo and Credit List upset in Batavia features February 2, 2024

Batavia, NY — Steady rain and an off track threw a curveball at bettors at Batavia Downs on Thursday (Feb. 1) as many favorites failed to fire allowing some bountiful payoffs to prevail. That included both featured races, where photos were needed to decide the winners. In the $15,000 Open I Handicap pace, despite having post seven, Primo Uomo (Jim McNeight Jr.) went gate to … Continue reading Primo Uomo and Credit List upset in Batavia features »

Batavia hits new handle heights as longshots rule Monday January 30, 2024

Batavia, NY — For the fourth time in only six days of live racing in 2024, Batavia Downs set a new one day, all-source record handle while under the ownership of Western Regional Off Track Betting on Monday (Jan. 29). Bettors pushed $515,078 through the windows to top the short-lived old record of $509,180 which was set only one week ago. The handle reflects that … Continue reading Batavia hits new handle heights as longshots rule Monday »